Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival

Much Ado About NothingThe Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival starts this week. If you love The Bard, you’ll want to check this out!

From the Grand Valley State University website:

Full of lovers and villains and bumbling heroes, Much Ado About Nothing will give everybody something to cheer about. Our production takes place just as World War I is ending, and soldiers returning home from the reality of war are caught up in the “merry war” of wits between the sexes. The skirmishes in this battle may be more playful, but they may also be more dangerous than anyone expects. Help celebrate the 20th season of the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival. Let’s make much ado about Much Ado.

The Mainstage festival production always features visiting professional guest artists, regional artists, and Grand Valley students, but this year we are also spotlighting our festival alumni by including several in our productions. Actor’s Equity Union actor Christopher Seiler makes his first appearance on our festival stage playing the malopropial Dogberry. Guest Director and alumna Katherine Mayberry who played Hero in the first festival production of Much Ado About Nothing directs this production. Other guest alumna artists include lighting designer Chris Teller, musical director Scott Lange, choreographer Christian Vigrass, and property mistress Julie Kehr. Additionally, local actor Gary Mitchell will play the role of Leonato. While not an alum, Mitchell appeared previously for the Shakespeare Festival as Polonius in Hamlet.

Festival Dates:

September 27, 28, October 3, 4, 5, at 7:30 p.m.

September 29, October 5 and 6, at 2 p.m

For more information, head over to the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival website:

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival

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